Skip to comments.Specter delivers death blow to labor union bill
Posted on 03/24/2009 4:13:09 PM PDT by radar101
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Paging Dr. Frankenstein, Paging Dr. Frankenstein...
The word in PA is that the Unions and Dems wouldn’t kill him if he voted for the stimulus, which helps Unions, and then ran for cover on card check. This was in the bag months ago and now Arlen is trying to be a Republican. No chance for this PA Committeeman, he is Toast.
Anguishing my Scots Jewish arse....hell I'd relish it.
I'd vote neekid.
Having this jerk for against makes me think about being for it...he’s a flake and needs to go down.
You and me both - I’d be dancing on the tables voting against card check! The fact that Spewtum even had to consider whether or not to vote against that piece of crap bill says everything about him.
I agree. But the dim bulbs at the RNC still think pandering to Dem constituents, rather than principled stands on the issues, is the way to "earn" votes.
Even in these times getting rid of the secret ballot is a hard sell. I bet many Democrats are glad they are just a name on a failed bill that most people will forget.
Yes, we have all those dead voters, don’t you know....it’s sad really, and frustrating. But we are having 2 tea parties here, maybe we can “hope” for some “change”.
“Even in these times getting rid of the secret ballot is a hard sell.”
As it well should be. To be anti-secret ballot is un-American to me. I’m just glad the RINO saw the light for whatever reason. Now, if he would just become a true conservative on other issues....
What anquish? This should be a no-brainer. "Card Check" has no other purpose but blatant voter intimidation and cuts at the core of the franchise. Why not just assign a union goon to accompany each voter in the voting booth?
If true, thank you Pat Toomey (and Rush Limbaugh)
Believe it when I see it.
Great news Tribune7.
“For ONCE, may GOD BLESS OUR Senator Sphincter!”
Maybe not. I just read this on Michelle Malkin’s site and it has Pat Toomey’s statement:
Says he would be willing to reconsider Card Check when economy improves and his requests to amend the National Labor Relations Act are approved.
Statement from Pat Toomey on Specters Conditional Reversal
When Senator Specter does a flip flop, its worth checking the fine print. On the senate floor today he said: I would be willing to reconsider Employees Free Choice legislation when the economy returns to normalcy. In other words, if he thinks his political fortunes have improved, he will deny workers a secret ballot after all. - Former Congressman Pat Toomey
Maybe this means he knows Franken will be able to steal the election. Card check will still pass and he gets to appear like a Republican.
Sen. Arlen Specter (R-Pa.) announced Tuesday he will oppose card check, giving an apparent death blow to the most important congressional issue to organized labor. Specter made the dramatic announcement in a floor speech. His opposition means Democrats can count on a maximum of 59 votes to move the bill forward, one short of the 60 required to clear Senate rules. Winning 59 votes would require Democrat Al Franken to beat Republican Norm Coleman in the still-contested Minnesota Senate race. Democrats also would have to count on holding the rest of their votes, and several centrists have raised doubts about the bill.Sure, just when my mood was improving, the phrase "Senator Al Franken" tiptoes in...